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    29 Playlists To Listen To When Everything Sucks

    Whether you need to calm down, cheer up, or let it all out, there's a mix that will make it all feel OK.

    Note: All playlists are from Spotify or 8tracks, so you can listen onsite or take them on-the-go with the corresponding app.

    1. This calming mix that comes with a guided anxiety relief exercise:


    1. The Wolves (Act I and II) — Bon Iver

    2. Don't Panic — Coldplay

    3. The Great Dictator Speech — Charlie Chaplin

    4. Safe — M83

    5. Two Ativan — Florist

    Find the playlist and instructions here.

    2. This motivational mix for getting better:


    1. Fight Song — Rachel Platten

    2. I Wanna Get Better — Bleachers

    3. Classic — MKTO

    4. One Foot — fun.

    5. Beautiful Soul — Jesse McCartney

    Check out the full mix here.

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    4. This playlist for when you're fed up and want to let it all out:


    1. The Sticks — Mother Mother

    2. Future Starts Slow — The Kills

    3. Retirement — Kaiser Chiefs

    4. Nugget — Cake

    5. Gasoline — Halsey

    Check out the whole playlist here.

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    6. This mix that will lull your anxious mind to sleep:


    1. Lover's Artic — Arms and Sleepers

    2. Doc's Song — Rostam Batmanglij

    3. EssM Theme — Jon Brion

    4. Yumeji's Theme — Shigeru Umebayashi

    5. Cinemas For Marseille — Arms and Sleepers

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    8. This fun pick-me-up:


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    9. This mix that will warm you up and quiet your thoughts:


    1. Arrival In Nara — Alt-J

    2. Marvin's Room (Drake Cover) — Sir Sly

    3. Pawn Shop Blues — Lana Del Ray

    4. No Diggity (Blackstreet Cover) — Alice Jemima

    5. Baby — Warpaint

    Check out the whole playlist here.

    10. This mix of covers of all your favorite songs as comforting AF lullabies:


    1. I Will Follow You Into the Dark — Death Cab for Cutie

    2. The A Team — Ed Sheeran

    3. Fix You — Coldplay

    4. Carry On, Wayward Son — Kansas

    5. Under The Bridge — Red Hot Chili Pepper

    Listen to the whole playlist here.

    Listen to the whole mix here.

    12. This mix that basically can't fail to make you feel better:


    Check out the whole thing here.

    13. This dreamy electronic mix to tune out to:


    1. Unknown (feat. Vanessa Elisha) — xxyyxx

    2. Lost in Tokyo — Koreless

    3. Tried To — Tapes

    4. One Day They'll Know (ODESZA Remix) — Pretty Lights

    5. Real — Years & Years

    Check out the full playlist here.

    14. This mix of layered dual-headphone songs that will transport you to another plane:


    1. One Way Or Another Vocals — One Direction

    2. This Is Gospel (Piano Version) — Panic! At The Disco

    3. You — The 1975

    4. Torn (Empty Arena Audio Effect) – One Direction

    5. Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? (Layered) — Arctic Monkeys

    Check out the full playlist here.

    15. This soul playlist that will have you feelin' good in no time:


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    16. This mix for when you want to wallow in your feels for a bit:


    1. Sometime Around Midnight — The Airborne Toxic Event

    2. Stubborn Love — The Lumineers

    3. Give Me Love — Ed Sheeran

    4. Landfill — Daughter

    5. Fools — Lauren Aquilina

    Check out the full playlist here.

    17. This mix for giving you hope:


    1. Hoppípolla — Sigur Rós

    2. Trains — Porcupine Trees

    3. Comforting Sounds — Mew

    4. Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása

    5. Acropolis — Jazzkamikaze

    Listen to the full playlist here.

    18. This mix for when you just want the world to fuck off:


    1. Queen Of The World — Ida Maria

    2. E.V.O.L — Marina and the Diamonds

    3. Bad Day — Darwin Deez

    4. Fucking — Yournalist

    5. Bad Karma — Ida Maria

    Check out the full mix here.

    19. This mix for when you need a good cry:

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    20. This mix that will help you smile, even when you feel like you can't:


    1. Africa – Toto

    2. Bring Night – Sia

    3. Buddy Holly – Weezer

    4. Come On Eileen – Save Ferris

    5. Dancing With Myself – The Donnas

    Check out the full playlist here.

    21. This two-part mix that will calm you down, then pump you up:


    1. Bach's Sonata No. 1 In G Minor, Bwv 1001 Ii. Fuga Allegro — Chris Thile

    2. No One But You — Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile

    3. Ooh Child — Beth Orton

    4. Out of the Woods — Nickel Creek

    5. Some Other Time — Bill Evans

    Check out the full playlist here.

    Listen to the full mix here.

    23. This ethereal mix to help you escape this planet for a little bit:


    1. Cosmic Love (Instrumental) — Florence + The Machine

    2. Breathe Me (Instrumental) — Sia

    3. Ride (Instrumental) — Lana Del Rey

    4. Aurora In Faerieland — James Newton Howard

    5. Feast of Starlight — Howard Shore

    Check out the full playlist here.

    24. This mixtape of sad songs that are somehow calming AF:


    1. Be Calm — fun.

    2. That’s Okay — The Hush Sound

    3. Little Talks — Of Monsters And Men

    4. Everything Is Alright — Motion City Soundtrack

    5. Round Here — Counting Crows

    Check out the full playlist here.

    25. This mix of feel-good rap and hip hop that will keep you chill:


    1. Big Bank Dank — Olu

    2. Dreamers — Marvin Divine

    3. Girlfriend — Tayyib Ali

    4. End of the Road — Nick Luebke

    5. Wrong (feat. Spodee) — B.o.B

    Listen to the whole playlist here.

    Listen to the full mix here.

    27. This inspiring mix that will make you feel like you can keep it together:


    1. Afterlife — Ingrid Michaelson

    2. Believer — American Authors

    3. Sweet Serendipity — Lee DeWyze

    4. King — Lauren Aquilina

    5. The Middle — Jimmy Eat World

    Check out the full playlist here.

    28. This mix that will help you forget all your problems:


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    29. This calm but uplifting mix to remind you that you'll be OK:


    1. House by the Sea — Moddi

    2. How Do You Feel Today? — Gabrielle Aplin

    3. Oxford Comma — Vampire Weekend

    4. The Only Place — Best Coast

    5. I'll Follow You Into The Dark (Cover) — Gavin Mikhail

    Listen to the whole playlist here.

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